PTLens is software that corrects lens pincushion/barrel distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberration, and perspective.
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View examples of PTLens at work and download the software for a free 10 image trial. PTLens has been reviewed in many languages including German, Italian, and Japanese. Designed to correct distortion in architectural photographs, PTLens is illustrated in Jeff Lynch's blog, David Young's experience with the Olympus 12–40mm lens, Andrew Childress' tutorial, and Ian Bramham's published image. See what others say about PTLens at DPReview.
Important note for Mac users
Starting with OS-X 10.14 and later an error occurs when PTLens writes to disk. As a result PTLens.app and PTLensEdit.app are not supported. The Photoshop plug-in, however, functions properly.
PTLens is the first application to automate distortion correction. It all started when I posted the following message in a news group:
Nobody volunteered so on September 19, 2002, I released version 1.0 of PTLens. Several years and 30,000 lines of source code later PTLens has evolved from a simple DOS command-line program to an easy-to-use application and Photoshop plug-in that corrects distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberration, and perspective.
The "table", referred to in the above quote, consists of more than 2400 separate calibrations — far more than any other application. Site DpReview has compared PTLens with DxO and Photoshop CS2 (I've since improved vignetting).
As a developer I subscribe to the Unix philosophy: Write programs that do one thing and do it well.